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's the ultimate game of chicken. by the way, a new plan that works in taxing bank assets and even grabbing some money from the church. how about that. meanwhile, back here at home once again i'm going to stop this nonsense about a new national internet sales tax. my pal grover norquist will help me declare war on it. this is a big government tax grab that we will debate. >> speaking of taxes, guess who is not paying them? more and more federal workers are tax cheats. why shouldn't tax cheats just be fired? it's that easy on the "kudlow report." and we begin right now. first up tonight, the cyprus crisis continues. riots are forming in the streets. cnn's own chief international correspondent michelle caruso-cabrera is with us tonight. >> cyprus is going to do something that's called "resolving a bank." like all tough things in life, we use euphemisms. tonight the head of the central bank has asked parliament to give him permission to give him new powers of resolution authority. what he will do with that resolution authority is he will take cyprus's most troubled bank, he's going to take the good
congress, including the deal on the bush tax cuts that were made at year end. $2.4 trillion of deficit reduction over the next ten years. and all also agree that $is.8is- that $1.8 trillion was gutting expenses and a little more than $600 billion of this was revenues achieved through the year-end bush tax cut deal. so everwhelmingly what has been done thus far has been in spending cuts rather than new revenues. it is very important for us to know that. it is very important for folks to realize that democrats are willing to make are hard calls about spending. we've done it already. but the question before this body and the question before the house now is going forward, what do we do to achieve additional deficit reduction that's consistent with having a growing economy? and the approaches of the senate and the house on this could not be more different. the house approach basically says that all additional deficit reduction should be achieved by cutting spending. by looking at one side of the balance sheet. i do not know of a business, i do not know of a family, i do not know of other u
is back, and the $13 billion bailout in cypress. they want to pay for it by taxing people's bank accounts. dagen: the president will announce his no , nominee for s secretary. another looks at a man's record over at the justice department. connell: the cyber threats, a new report according to an isp, nigeria as being the worst for spam. dagen: the corporate tax burden in the country. who pays the most? those stories and much more coming up in hour on "markets now." ♪ connell: markets are going back to positive. dagen: who has a greater connection than anyone in the building. connell: good morning, nicole. dagen: good morning, yes, my mother and father were born in cypress, but i want to look here at the averages, a lot stemming from what we heard in cypress, them giving a vote to tax the depositors there, and that, in turn, could really pressure europe overall, that vote takes place tomorrow. the banks closed until thursday. the euro is at a four month low, and people are spooked. i mean, that's really what's occurring here, down 45 points for the dow jones industrials, so that's down
the sequester and in committee, democrats proposed to close those special interest tax loopholes that riddle our tax code, republicans said no. democrats proposed to offset unwise republican cuts to medical research like alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes research at n.i.h., republicans said no. democrats tried to cut the special interest spending in the tax code to offset republican cuts to students who rely on pell grants but republicans said no. mr. van hollen: i yield the gentleman another minute and a half. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. ms. castor: the democrats in the budget committee proposed to strengthen medicare and replace the republican plan to turn medicare into a voucher program. all it does is simply shift the cost tour families and older neighbors. mr. speaker, this republican budget is not consistent with american values. it is not fiscally responsible. it is a charade, it is a capitulation to the tea party. it does not serve us well in economic recovery and the ways we want to grow america. it's a plan for economic weakness. it's a receding vision of american greatness. in
shoppers, beware. you may get slapped with a new internet tax being handed down from capitol hill. that story, just ahead. >>> and later, giving new meaning to the term zombie economy. >> they see you as killers. they're training to attack. >> i'll tell you what, next time you see phillip, you tell him i'm going to take his other eye. >> the creator of "the walking dead," robert kirkman, attributes part of his show's success to the financial crisis. kirkman will join me later to explain. you're watching the "closing bell" on cnbc, first in business, worldwide. [ male announcer ] this is a reason to look twice. the stunning lexus es. get great values on your favorite lexus models during the command performance sales event. this is the pursuit of perfection. how do traders using technical analysis streamline their process? at fidelity, we do it by merging two tools into one. combining your customized charts with leading-edge analysis tools from recognia so you can quickly spot key trends and possible entry and exit points. we like this idea so much that we've applied for a patent. i
. he's planning this year to abolish the corporate and individual income tax, moving in a very different direction than the national democrats want to and winning elections with that approach. so there's a lot to be learned both by the failure of the romney campaign and the senate races and the successes the republicans have had at the state level. >> host: and we're taking your calls in this segment with grover norquist with americans for tax reform. the phone lines are open. democrats, 202-585-3880. republicans, 202-585-3881. independents, 202-585-3882. grover norquist known as an expert on some of these budget issues. you bring up the senate budget that we saw from budget chairwoman patty murray last week with. talk about that and how you think it compares to paul ryan's budget. >> guest: there are two major differences. they certainly go in different directions. the paul ryan budget balances in ten years and does not raise taxes. patty murray's budget never balances and raises taxes $1.5 trillion over the next decade. so what the democrats and patty murray are saying in add
their proposals on taxes. under their budget, the top rate is to be reduced from 39.6% to 25%. the a.m.t. will be repealed. the corporate tax rate will be cut from 35% to 25%. but you don't find one sill bell in the republican budget on how these tax cuts will be paid for. . they don't identify a single tax policy that will end. the republican budget would mean a huge tax cut for the very wealthy, several $100,000 a year and leave a nearly $6 trillion hole in the deficit that would lead to tax increases for middle-income families. that isn't balance. that is total imbalance. at the same time, republicans propose cutting $3.3 trillion from programs for people with low and moderate incomes, including hundreds of billions of dollars for food nutrition and medicaid programs. so i want to end by asking the republicans when they come and talk about their tax proposals to name a specific that they would address. it's not in the republican budget. name one, name two, name three. otherwise, it's worse than empty. the chair: the time of the gentleman has expired. the gentleman from wisconsin.
, our chair says that this is a pro-growth, pro-middle-class budget. i say it's pro-tax, pro-spend, pro-debt budget. it's a budget of deep disappointment. it's a budget that comes nowhere near doing the things necessary to put america on a sound path. it's a budget that does indeed reflect the stark differences between our parties. it's rather remarkable to me the extent to which our majority party in the united states senate has no interest in producing a budget that actually balances and actually puts america on the right path. they say they care about growth, and i know they do. i know they would like to see the economy grow more and more jobs be created because we have had the slowest recovery during this recession since any time after the world war ii, at least. very, very slow. but we have done something to a degree we have never done before, and that is borrow and spend to stimulate the economy. and someone has compared borrowing and spending to stimulate the economy to the idea of someone taking a bucket, scooping up water in one end of the swimming pool and pouring it into the
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every with me that today we need a blue-collar conservative project which has taxes are people who work hard, do the right thing and want to get on? stop spending billions of pounds we don't have on overseas aid where we saw -- helping with their cost of living -- [inaudible] >> first of all, can i thank the honorable frien thing for givine the opportunity to remind people that even before this budget in two weeks time there will be a tax cut for 24 million people in our country? [shouting] as we raise the amount of money you can earn before you pay tax come we will take an over too many people out the tax altogether. we have frozen the council tax. we have canceled fuel duty increase after fuel duty increase, and we are legislating -- and i can also tell him where not going to carry on with a proposal made by the previous energy secretary which was about 179 pounds on everybody's bill. we decided to scrap that. >> ed miliband. [shouting] >> trento want to ask the primers about the situation in cyprus. can the prime minister update the house what is being done to protect the british nat
on public servants, wasted money spent in the financial crisis and the only thing is higher taxes. >> there is an oversight of spending tax dollars, we have known that for a while. with the story with school superintendent, national average 162,000 to be a school superintendent but some of these guys are running half a dozen schools, less than a million students, some of them are making 200,000 or more. it is amazing there is no transparency, little oversight for the public servants will scream about the private sector. look to your own backyard. charles: the same ideology that argues about corporate salaries uses that as an excuse to bump up their own salaries. digging a were using to bump up your salaries? connell: thank you, charles, appreciate it. dagen: i am taken mcdonnell. connell: i am connell mcshane. thank you for joining us and this is what is keeping washington up at night. preventing a budget deal from happening. dagen: a big day for bernanke and company. is it time for the central bank to pull back on the bond buying? connell: and the taiwan factory making the recall
wanted to commend it administration for its aggressiveness in getting this person. a tax that may be planned by al qaeda -- attacks that may be planned by al qaeda. all of us should agree that the work that you have done and what the fbi has done since 9/11, really protecting the country against any massive domestic terrorist attacks, and all of your activities internationally, it has really been remarkable. not itscy, it was primary focus on 9/11, but as much of the country, we've had to focus more intently on this issue. i do want to bring you back home. my final question is about the budget and appropriations and the department of justice. we imprison more people than any other nation in the world through our state and federal prison systems. 24% of the doj budget -- you are at about 29%. it will continue to rise. at some point, we need to think differently about what we're doing with people. i have constituents, family, children, we all want to be protected from dangerous people. a society ought to be protected. people involved in wrongdoing should be punished. at some point a
us up. it is serving iranians but not a penny tax increase. but in that environment it is unrealistic thing to expect a grand bargain and we don't want to hold short term policies hostage to have a grand bargain i'd love to see but isn't going to happen right now. >> this last graph is about japan. you brought it to my attention. you wrote a book at about the japan economics and the -- >> that's right. >> japan is the full-scale dress rehearsal for what we are going through now. people studying japan in the '90s were dreading what happened. >> if you look at japan, one thing you say is when you look at japan now you are glad the japanese central bank is finally doing something. you often argue that japan didn't do enough in terms of stimulus. i want to show you japan's debt to gdp. i guess if this isn't enough, than what is? look at what they spent, it paved every roadway and highway that you could find and it went from 60% debt to gdp to 250% and still it didn't. >> be careful here because that's is gross debt and the central bank is a smaller number actually. >> i have seen the debt
at as nation's governments weighs a new bank account tax. there would be a 3% tax for deposits under $100 thousand euros, and a 10% tax and 15% tax for amounts larger than 500,000 euros, country central bank declaring a holiday until thursday, when they vote on the plan, this is sparking investor fears at home, joining me now lance roberts, host of street talk live, and xena. partner and cfa, welcome all, great to have you here, lance, i'll start with you, i have to assume some wealthy individuals are having questions about safety of their money, have you gotten any calls, are you expecting any? >> i'm not expecting any but i would not be surprised to see people talk more about this in next few days it is very late tonight anyway it looks like they will preserve the under $100 thousand mark and go after larger deposits, but the question, here in u.s., could it happen here? probably not. but the question is, ha hasn't t already happen with standpoint feds suppressing interest rates, that is the rate less than inflation, negative interest rate it has already happened here. gerri: let's go t
to pick up. do not get too excited when all the obamacare taxes kick in next year. i would go into any of the markets like miami. the whole purchase to rent phenomenon, all the investors are jumping in and buying rental properties. the holster is wearing off on that. it did not turn out as good as they thought. look at those cities. vegas, phoenix, anything -- really, the fed induces this massive wild swing in bubbles. they are not sustainable. just watch out. dagen: anthony, it was great to see you. thanks a lot. connell: great to see you, as always. how about starbucks. this is a headline today. helps to explore different farming techniques. a disease called coffee rust. it has been hidden industry pretty hard. dagen: you can see through the pants. lulu lemon pulled some of its yoga pants off store shelves. the company claims the mistake impacts 17%. it was made by a supplier. lulu lemon offering full refunds to customers. they are trying to figure out what exactly happened. it is hard to make up a story this good. shares are down more than 5% today. connell: it is like christmas for
and a member of the ways and means tax writing committee. if you would, starts by bringing us up-to-date on where the house is when it comes to the continuing resolution and the 2014 budget. guest: the continuing resolution which funds the government was passed out of the house a couple of weeks ago. the senate has been dealing with that. they passed it last evening. it is back in the house, and we will likely pass that today, which is good news because one of the things that we included was the spending reduction, the appropriate spending reduction so we can try to get this economy back on track. excitingt is an activity that is been on the house floor these past two days. we will likely pass that out of the house of representatives today. this is a budget by paul ryan that will allow us to get to balance. that means the government will stop sending more money than it takes in by the end of the decade, which is really exciting. what that allows us to do is to get the economy rolling, jobs being created and provide more certainty so young people coming out of college know there i
taxes and pay cuts, instead what they did was they taxed bank deposits. they're calling it a tax. a lot of folks are calling it a seizure. here's what's significant. even small depositors below the insurance threshold are going to get hit. the original number for small depositors below 100,000 euros was 6.5%. they're working in parliament right now about shifting that and any other subsequent plan suggests that if you have insured money it will still get hit. what did we see over the week whend this announcement happened on yesterday? runs on the atms at the banks in cypress because they'd shut down the banks as a result of this. they stopped all wire transfers and you also if you tried to take money out they had partitioned out the amount of money that you were supposed to be giveing to the government each though there hasn't been a vote in parliament. why did cypress need a bailout? its banks are bust. the reason the banks in sicypru they bet the greek debt would not be restructured but it was. that's left a lot of them insolvent. the banks in cyprus are huge, eight times the size of
under $100,000 euros taxed 3% while savers over half a million will see the levy kred to 10%. those above the threshold pay 9.9% tax. the total revenue raised is expected to hold just shy of 6 billion euros. the rescue package is slated to begin today around 1500 cet. in the meantime, we're getting comment out of russia. seen as perhaps the targeted party here, i should say, with regard to some of the deposit taxes that are being pushed through on cipriot banks. for example, putin via spokesman has apparently called the levy, if approved, unfair, unprofessional and dangerous. european markets are in the red across the board as we've seen today. the ftse 100 down almost 1% and the xetra dax better than 1%. the ibex 35 is down 2%, roughly the same amount for the ftse mib. we can tell you that spanish and italian bonds have risen both on banks and for some of the periphery, showing pressure, as well. here is a look at some european banks. a mix there. on the left, you can see spain. banco santander down almost 4% some some cases. unicredit down almost 5%. moving to the french banks, cr
-20 last night to repeal part of obamacare. a tax on medical devices from hip replacements to mri machines. >> this is about innovation about jobs. >> other taxes are in place, including a $100 billion tax on insurance premiums. that will cause the average person $100 a year. part of the financing for what the president sees as his signature policy achievement. >> after a historic vote, healthcare reform is not an unmet promise. law of the land. >> some of those who know the business next are skeptical. >> a great misconception about the obamacare is just because you have health insurance you will get adequate healthcare. nothing could be further from the truth. >> obamacare will pay less to providers and increase number of insured by 30 million. >> patients don't get the services rendered because the tok torsent to provide them at the below market cost. >> obamacare expand the demand for care. it doesn't do anything about supply. >> they agree on one thing, the success is whether the young and healthy people sign up for insurance in large numbers. >> the government has to enroll people to
. it's going to open us up and it's serving iranians, but not a penny of tax increases. no way. in that political environment, it's an unrealistic thing to expect any kind of grand bargain and we don't want to hold short-term economic policies hostage to having this grand bargain that i'd love to see but isn't going to happen right now. >> let me ask you about the last graphic about japan. japan looms large and you spend a lot of time working on it. you came to my attention first when you wrote a book about the, you know, japan-style depression economics and the age of diminished expectations. >> no, japan was the full-scale dress rehearsal for what we're going through now. japan is, people who were studying japan in the 1990s are the ones who are dreading what actually happens. >> when you look at japan. one thing you say, you're glad that the fed, the japanese central bankers finally doing something, but you often argue that japan didn't do enough in terms of stimulus. i want to show you japan's debt to gdp. and, you know, if this isn't enough, then what is? look at what japa
significantly. has he lost leverage with republicans? what does that mean for whether your taxes are going up? >>> and stephen colbert talks about his sister running for office and is talking about being white racist of itself. a war of words over race in america tonight. it's monday. a brand new start. your chance to rise and shine. with centurylink as your trusted technology partner, you can do just that. with our visionary cloud infrastructure, global broadband network and custom communications solutions, your business is more reliable - secure - agile. and with responsive, dedicated support, we help you shine every day of the week. diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. live the regular life. phillips'. a hairline fracture to the mandible and contusions to the metacarpus. what do you see? um, i see a duck. be more specific. i see the aflac duck. i see the aflac duck out of work and not making any money. i see him moving in with his parents and selling bootleg dvds out
who have separated could still live in the same home without bedroom tax rules applying? given that glaring loophole discouraging marriage, should not the prime minister's next u- turn be axing this cruel and shambolic tax altogether? >> first of all, let me say, once again, that only the labour party could call welfare reform a tax. a tax is when you earn money and the government take away some of your money. what this is, this is a basic issue of fairness. there is not a spare room subsidy for people in private, rented accommodation in receipt of housing benefit, so we should ask why there is a spare room subsidy for people living in council houses and getting housing benefit. it is a basic issue of fairness and this government are putting it right. >> andrew bingham. >> glossop cartons in my constituency has just invested significantly in placing the world's first order for the euclid digital cutting and creasing machine. tomorrow, nestlÉ opens its brand-new, state-of-the-art bottling plant for the famous buxton water, also in my constituency. does my right honorable friend
for medicare. or else i lose my provider, and i think that's a tax they are putting on people with -- bilities and trying to got to pay on their disability. and those with legionnaires disease or h.i.v., dirty needles. host: ray, atlanta, georgia, republican party. good morning. caller: good morning. very interesting conversation you're having this morning. i have found that most people pend a fairer amount of time planning for their vacation than for their retirement. i work with a fortune 10 company and have been with them for 28 years so at the water cooler hearing different conversations if you ask people how much money they have in their 401-k, a lot of them have no idea nor do they have any idea on the different plans to put their money in. it's rather appalling, actually. host: ray, how old are you? caller: 52. host: when do you plan to retire? caller: i'm going to work until i'm 62-63 years old. something about public america, i have a -- family members with retirement pensions about $65,000. being in corporate america my pension is nowhere near that, so if we don't save in our 401-k t
were struggling under he harsh new austerity measures, the ryan plan would cut tax billers in most fortunate. last year the joint economic committee estimates that ryan's tax plan would lower taxes for millionaires by about $300,000 while raising taxes for individual taxpayers earning between $30,000 and $100,000 by over $4,000. how fair is that? at a time when income inequality is widely viewed as a very serious problem in our country, the ryan plan would make it worse. the gap between the haves and the have-nots would grow larger under the ryan plan. the ryan plan would ask tens of millions to bear additional burdens, pay additional taxes, face additional hardships. while it cut taxes for the fortunate few and preserved loopholes for big oil and spent an additional half million dollars on the military over the next 10 years. and at the end of a decade of paying -- of painful cuts, according to the nonpartisan tax policy center, the ryan budget would have managed to actually add $5.7 trillion to the deficit . a close look at the math makes it clear that the ryan budget can't recou
about cyprus and what they'r they are doing, thet off this decision to tax or confiscate the bank accounts, but what happens now? how will they please those at the imf and the european union? big questions remain and that is why you see the red arrows. but just squeezing out a gain for now. lauren: investors also applied to the safety of u.s. treasuries today rallied for a third day pushing the yield on the 10-year note to a two-week low. david: without the fed announced what they are going to announce on wednesday. oil closing below $93 per barrel, this is the first fall for crude in four sessions, dropping 1.7% settling at $92.16 per barrel. lauren: and you have to look at the retailer's underperforming the market today especially the key names. american eagle, abercrombie and fitch, all falling greater than 3%. david: the stocks are much the same. rejecting the confiscation of bank accounts but there are things going on here in america that are not as friendly. the chief research officer joining us with a disturbing new report, one that shows the united states is falling behind
by the state was a potential death now for the housing and our taxes stopped the growth of our economy. we in this room and many of us working together took on the story changes for our city some of which have vexed for years >> years. i'm proud that together we through innovation and we foerjd our way ahead. to the city commissioners and to the department heads and to our friends in the business, labor you think non-profit and other communities who spent countless hours with us in negotiations and to the great people of san francisco who rewarded us with your support at ballet in san francisco thank you, very much. together we're putting san francisco back on the right track and building a solid foundation for all our residents. my fellow san francisco's we're living in a time of astonishing innovation and unlimited process we're driving that innovation and for or against the future right here right now not just for san francisco but for the whole world. within the lab of our technologies we're developing techniques will will save lives. to our market district we're providing the world w
to the bottom of that? are we about to see a national internet tax, a tax on everything you buy online? it is on the hill today, and you need to see this report before your next click. and no more carrots. remember those thing. american tourist. you couldn't fit that in a carry-on if you tried. a major carrier experimenting with no more carry-s on. leave the luggage behind. you goat sit down first. it's a big change in the way america waits in line and flies away. sue is off today. simon is at the new york stock exchange. simon? >> and tyler, i'm slightly concerned for your european whack a mole you seem to have a very brutal hammer. let's move on and check where we are with the markets. after so many golden weeks of gains, it's been a little bit rough, but about 90 minutes ago we went positive. the dow went positive for the week. we were up over 90 points just shy of that, as you can see. let's have a look at where we are on the s&p right now. 1555 as we head into the weekend. we'll check on golds and brented a we work our way through the program. let's see what the mood of bob pisani
of dollars of emergency crash and creditors impose onetime tax of 3% on all bank deposits under $130,000. >> going deep here. >> the tax could be closer to 10% on people who have over $640,000 in the bank. that's according to the "the wall street journal" this morning. people stood in long lines over the weekend to withdraw money before the policy went into effect and now russian president vladimir putin is calling the move, quote, unfair, unprofessional and dangerous. russian citizens make up the majority of billions of euros held in cypress bank. this is important. >> cypress. >> who cares about cyprus? >> come on, cyprus. are you telling me if somebody sneezes in cyprus we get a cold than on the nasdaq? >> tell us why. >> we have a cold on the nasdaq. the nasdaq is going down today. not too many people care about cyprus but a way the europeans have screwed up the bailout by getting the people to pay a part of the cost. you could have a run on the bank and europeans say why do i have my money in this bank? might be a tax on me next. it shows that europe is still a mess, that they h
national debt, and even a bib llically based call r a flat tax. that's what i love. is he the conservative that can save the gop? here is the aforementioned dr. ben carson. director of the pediatric division at john hopkins university. and with us this hour, cnbc contributors keith boykin. as always, dr. carson, great to see you. i'm reading one of many articles that you're retiring in 100 days. i wonder if you would share future plans, especially public service. >> i have a lot of things on my agenda. i've got ten international trips. a multitude of speaking engagements around this country. we're working very hard with the college fund. we're in all 50 states. we're putting in reading rooms all around the country. particular particularly targeting title one schools. >> as you know, senator carl levin is retiring. any interest in that open senate seat? >> people keep trying to put me into politics. i don't believe i fit the mold. i don't believe in political correctness, and i certainly don't believe with getting into bed with special interest groups. i just don't believe i'd fit. >> how a
now, speaking of cyprus, the idea of confiscating people's income after already been taxed sent a chill far beyond cypress. could that happen here? that is question we ask steve forbes, fox chairman and editor-in-chief. he has thoughts on that you don't want to miss coming up on the "countdown to the closing bell" -- "after the bell" [ male announcer ] at his current pace, bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on hisortfolio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. it's just common sense. all stations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. ♪
. the cypriot government says the country's parliament is unlikely to pass legislation which would impose a tax on bank deposits. lawmakers are set to meet and vote on the levy which has been set on a condition of the eu bailout. meanwhi meanwhile, the german finance minister has rushed to the defense of a highly unpopular tax. the move was necessary to keep cyprus from sharing in the burden of a eu bailout. and uncertainty over the outcome of the vote in nicosia continues to weigh on markets. cyprus said its stock exchange will trading until thursday. cypriot banks have been placed on negative watch. carolin roth is reporting now for us. the latest we're hearing is that the vote may not happen today. what can you tell us? >> absolutely. there are a lot of moving parts still, kelly. this is a very fluid situation. the vote is scheduled to happen at 6:00 p.m. local time. there has been no official cancellation on part of the government. but, again, a government spokesperson at the same time also saying that it's very unlikely at this point that the vote will actually go through. that is, of cour
with all this speculation, you know, that this is a tax haven and that this is money that people have questions about, that the way europe is approaching sigh pruls is not the way you'd awe approach these other countries and if you approach the other countries this way you create a real problem and they know that. >> that brings what happens to the parliament and what impact does that have. >> the cyprian parliament decide the to vote down the bill to confiscate the money from depositors. we don't have a bill or any certainty what's going to happen. most likely recommit to the cyprian parliament and then see what's going to happen to the banks. remember the banks have been closed until thursday morning. today walt the governor of the central bank of cyprus presumely he will know saying it could be a run of ten percent of deposits on the cyprian banks. and that's cause for concern. i think the banks in cyprus make two fundamental mistakes. banking 101 is supposed to boil out. don't lose money you don't have and they did and don't ever mess with deposits because that really does effect
that would have taxed people's money in the bank. gold continues its climb, while oil had a major sell off. the lead engineer at adobe is reportedly leaving for a job at apple. the software company's stock traded in heavy volume after the close on better-than- expected earnings. meanwhile, williams sonoma reports were up 9% in the latest quarter. larry shover of sfg alternatives joins us for a closer look at the trading day. good to have you on the show as always larry. yesterday, the market had a bit of a turnaround. there was a rebound into the close as news was coming in from cyprus. what do you make of that? > > i make of it that i don't think we are making that big of a deal with cyprus. as long as the sovereign debt markets have access to sovereign debt, to the banking system, something like cyprus, although it is a headline risk, it is not a macro risk that we're used to. also, we had a really good housing number yesterday, confirming that our housing recovery is indeed on its way. > we also are ahead of the fed. i know traders will be closely watching for that statement. do you exp
-increases debt, raises taxes and never balances. the top republican for budgetary issues blasted the democratic plan. >> now we know why senator reid did not want to bring up a budget. the plan from the democratic leadership is a failed plan for america. it does not alter the debt course of america, has no growth component to it. it spends more and taxes more. reporter: but these budget resolutions only require a simple majority so there are enough democrats to pass the democrats' budget resolution without republican votes needed. and so there you have republicans in the senate, all they can do is bash the plan. they cannot actually stop it. the house republicans are passing the paul ryan plan, and so then they'll go to conference and that where the heavy lifting will begin. >> shepard: the paul ripe plan has zero chance. >> it will pass the house and then they'll try to iron it out between the two plans. the paul ryan plan on its own would not be signed by president obama, would not pass the senate, burt it will pass the house. >> shepard: mike, thank you. meantime, something about our econo
been trying to gather support. the there are forced to pay a one off tax of 6.75%. and is not just the terms of the bailout making people here angry. some people feel they are being lied to. >> none of the promises they're making are real. five days ago, they were saying there was no chance for a haircut. now there is this situation than they are promising somehow we will get it back. there is no chance. >> germany has been blamed for insisting on the levee. they say they are open to changes. it includes a levy on deposits under 100,000 euro. the numbers we came up with are the base level. if there is any other way to achieve it, up to 100,000, we would not have the slightest problem. we would have to wait and see. >> given the angry reaction, there does appear to be rethinking going on behind the scenes. >> for more, we cross over live to cyprus to talk to nathan. it looks like the public backlash and international criticism are indeed forcing a rethink on this levy on bank deposits. how much room do they have? >> quite a bit of room as long as they can meet the magic number a 5.6
this week. spending cuts stay in place many pet projects no longer on the table. big tax hikes gone. dare we say republicans win? with that as the back drop stocks open a little higher today and gold will be lower. "varney & company," yeah, about to begin. ct shouting ] ♪ [ indistinct shouting ] [ male announcer ] time and sales data. split-send stats. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ it's so close to the options for... [ indistinct shouting, bell dinging ] ...you'll bust your brain box. ♪ all onhinkorswim from td ameritrade. ♪ from td ameritrade. a brand new start. your chance to rise and shine. with centurylink as your trusted technology partner, you can do just that. with our visionary cloud infrastructure, global broadband network and custom communications solutions, your business is more reliable - secure - agile. and with responsive, dedicated support, we help you shine everday of the week. >> it is monday, march 25th, cyprus gets its bailout. but the country's in financial chaos and faces an economic depression. in short, here is what's happened. angela merkel wins, the germans win
because of that deposit tax component. now, the president is currently meeting with the leaders of the political parties. of course, what he's trying to do is to strong arm and to persuade them into voting for that deal because the other alternative, yes, that is bankruptcy for this country, which has only 1 million people and only makes up 0.2% of the entire eurozone. the debate and the vote on that bailout deal will be kicking off in around four hours from now at 4:00 p.m. local time. thou, a lot of uncertainty as to what the outcome of the vote will be, given that nobody has a clear majority. having said that, there is, of course, the chance that some of the lawmakers who have been wavering could have been appeased by the talk that some of the taxes for the smallest depositors could be lowered. now, "the wall street journal" has reported that those deposits between zero is and 100,000 euros could be taxed at only 3% as opposed to 6.75% previously. now, the middle bracket would be 100,000 to 500,000 euros. that could be taxed at 10% and then anything in excess of half a millio
've never paid taxes in my life, no one wants to hear that kind of talk. warner: the irs just heard you and you will be hearing from them, man. . >> idiot. warner: very good, nick. connell: good one, nick. imus: never paid taxes in my life. okay. well, what else, warner, anything? >> well, my time is up, thank you. imus: your time is up. wilson pickett would have been 72 years old today. of course, he's not. he did record this before he left us. ♪ mustang sally ♪ ♪ guess you better slow your mustang down ♪ ♪ what i said now ♪ ♪ mustang sally now baby ♪ ♪ oh, lord, guess you better slow your mustang down ♪ ♪ oh yeah, you been running all over town now ♪ ♪ oh, guess i have to put your feet on the ground ♪ ♪ what i said now ♪ ♪ imus in the morning ♪ >> legalized theft in a country you barely heard of and your money takes a hit. good morning, everyone, cyprus is the country. the seizure of private bank deposits is the issue. europe says, if you want more bailout, you cyprus people, then everyone with money in cyprus must pay a tax on all bank deposits ha
and half through tax hikes. senator corker, let me start with you will senate republicans accept a tax increase if you get serious entitlement reform and cuts? >> i think senate republicans and all republicans want to see a 75 year solution to entitlements and i think republicans are joined in wanting to see tax reform so to the extent that generates revenues and how that is scored obviously that will be debated as we move ahead but i think all of us understand the real issues driving the deficit is in our o country are the entitlements. we want to see these available for generations to come. >> chris: but real quickly you you understand the price for entitlement reform in any deal would be a tax increase. would you buy that and what do you think are the prospects there willle be a deal sometime before this summer? >> well, again, i think there by the way is a chance on a deal. i know the president is saying the right things and we have an opportunity over the next four to five months i think that we will know when the president is serious by virtue of a process that is set up where he
premiums and insurance costs are rising sky-high. so are taxes. and small business costs are reducing profits by as much as 65% according to one small business owner we will talk to tonight. and the virtues of a free market capitalism that we talk about every night on this show are now forbidden fruit at stanford university. a popular long running pro capitalist course at that school has now been cancelled. what is up with that? "the kudlow report" begins right now. >>> first up, a major vote in the cyprus parliament helping to get that country closer to a teal with the european union. michelle caruso-cabrera joins us from cyprus again this evening with the very latest. good evening, michelle. >> reporter: larry, lawmakers here in cyprus taking a huge step tonight to prevent the financial collapse of their country. they pass ad law that will allow for the restructuring of their banks. this essentially means their sickest and largest banks will be down sized and made more healthy. this was a key demand by the european partners in order to secure a 10 billion euro bailout for the countr
is not just a tax haven for russia, it is the tax haven for russian millionaires and billionaires. russia has invested $119 billion, that's with a "brks" in cyprus in 2011 alone. that's by far the largest recipient of russian investments in the world. equal amount of investment came back to russia from cyprus. funny how that works. russian investment is five times the total economic output for cyprus. russians account for $20 billion of total bank deposits or, tyler, as you mentioned, more than a third among the top russians in cyprus is the fert cider magnet now the biggest shareholder in the bank of cyprus. he has a lot of money in u.s. real estate as well. he brought donald trump's mansion and his daughter bout an apartment in sandy well. and alexander bought avraz steel. the mystery to me is why these wealthy russians kept so much money in cyprus when they knew the banks were in trouble. one reason is that there are fewer choices. if you look around the world, governments arie cracking down n tax evasion and money laundering. they're all complying with global capitalist. even with this 10
't the president, but the governor of california, and tax reform happened in that state. and it wasn't until later, ironically back in california, when ronald reagan as the president signed into raw the economic recovery -- into law the economic recovery act. real reform happened in the states. as was mentioned yesterday, there are now in america some 30 states that have republican governors and nearly as many that have republican legislatures. [applause] and so that's the good news. the good news is we have success, and it's happening in our states, and we can learn from that to tell our friends and our colleagues in washington how to move forward. because, you see, in the states to be successful we have to be optimistic. we have to be relevant. and most importantly, we have to be courageous. let me talk to you a little bit about each of those three things. you see, when it talks about being inspirational and optimistics, one of the things that's interesting is when i first ran for governor -- i have to say first because who would have thought i'd have to get elected twice in the same term -- [la
melissa: welcome. i'm melissa francis. lori: i'm lori i i rothman. voting to delay a tax on the bailout, and now there's reports the finance minister is stepping down. we have reaction with the trading president, the former cypress trade representative to the u.s.. he'll be joining us. >> treasury secretary jack lew meeting with the chinese president on the agenda of growing concerns about china ease role in cyber attacks. melissa: targeting seg represents in new york a week after a judge rejected the ban on large drinks. we get the verdict with the judge andrew going after soda, ear buds, cigarettes, what's next? seriously. lori: only can guess. it is back down to the floor, new hour here on "markets now," and i know cypress is driving action again today. >> it is. we are seeing headlines that the president will be talking with angela merkel, obviously, another development pertaining to what we see in cypress, which then, obviously, really rules the e.u. markets and our markets here at home. yesterday, for example, we lost a lot of money in the global market with all the
a plan for the new budget, including new taxes. how much you ask? reaction from one of the top republican leaders in the house on that dollar figure. martha: how about this? there is a report out there that a hacker is giving out confidential memos on the terror attack in benghazi. how could this have happened when lawmakers and the victims families still do not have any answers in terms of what they have been demanding? big questions this morning. john bolton on that. >> the security in benghazi was a struggle and remain ad struggle throughout my time there. the situation remained uncertain and the reports from some libyans indicated it was getting worse. diplomatic security remained weak. in april there was only one u.s. diplomatic security agent stationed there. ♪ [ male announcer ] help brazil reduce its overall reliance on foreign imports with the launch of the country's largest petrochemical operation. ♪ when emerson takes up the challenge, "it's never been done before" simply bemes consider it solved. emerson. ♪ given way to sleeping. tossing and turning have where sleepless
to be? the monopoly man smoking a cigar? let's take a look at the euro. parliament voting to tax -- to not tax bank deposits. that's the latest word. a very fluid situation. much more on "closing bell" next. >> thanks very much for watching "street signs." stick with us. see you at the same time tomorrow. >>> hi, everybody. good afternoon. welcome to the "closing bell." i'm maria bartiromo at the new york stock exchange. the dow and the s&p 500 threatening to do something we haven't done all year. decline for three days in a row. >> shall we panic? i don't know what to do. i'm bill griffeth. stocks are lower. they've been lower all day. we've had just in the last few minutes here, to see if parliament rejected that one-time tax on bank deposits, which was a condition of its bailout plan. now investors are concerned maybe a default by cypress could intensify the euro zone's debt crisis. >> morgan stanley's adam parker, who had been negative says, no, no, no, i'm going to raise targets. in fact, one of the biggest bears turning bullish. why this market still has plenty of room to r
, the senate votes to repeal an obamacare tax. there's a headline for you. good morning, everyone. it's the medical device tax and the vote to strike it down 79-20, overwhelming abipartisan, the it helps to fund obamacare, upwards of 40 million people will face huge health insurance cost increases next year. could it be that obamacare is unravelling? don't forget cyprus, civil society is unravelling there. they're running short of gas and basic supplies and they've got 72 hours to come up with big money or else. don't worry, stocks will be up again just a few minutes from now. "varney & company" about to begin. ♪ [ cows moo ] [ sizzling ] more rain... [ thunder rumbles ] ♪ [ male announcer ] when the world moves... futures move first. learn futures from experienced pros with dedicated chats and daily live webinars. and trade with papermoney to test-drive the market. ♪ all on thinkorswim. from td ameritrade. all on thinkorswim. all stations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. sta
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